Raw sewage in dining room forces restaurant closure

Hole found in dining room floor of Di Papas Italian Restaurant


MIAMI – State records show a major sewage issue at Di Papas Italian Restaurant in Kendall.

Inspectors showed up at the restaurant based on a complaint and found a huge hole in the dining room floor related to a sewage issue.

The inspector also noted a bad stench in Di Papas.

The restaurant was open for business at the time.

Below is a list of restaurants and some of their violations.

According to records, Di Papas was allowed to reopen on Feb. 26 after a re-inspection as was Fraternel's Take Out.

Di Papas Italian Restaurant

9877 N. Kendall Drive


Ordered shut Feb. 25

9 violations found

Inspection based on complaint

"Raw sewage on ground of establishment. Observed a trench in the floor adjacent to front door in the lobby area, dining room..part of sewer line, (cast iron) rotted out, missing approximately 6 feet from line. Owner is in process of making repairs. When water is running water is leaking out of broke. Pipe and falling on sand base in trench."

"Sewage/wastewater found in the restaurant, in a 6 foot trench in the dining area."

"Objectionable odor in establishment."

"Establishment operating without an approved sewage system. Sewer line failure...missing 6-foot piece of line from the restaurant."

Fraternal's Take Out

577 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Oakland Park

Ordered shut Feb. 25

29 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 12 dry droppings behind chest freezer in kitchen."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approx. 10 dead roaches under cabinet with dry goods next to refrigerator in kitchen Approx. 10 dead roaches behind chest freezer next to hot water heater in kitchen.'

"Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 2 door beverage air: rice and beans 44°, cooked chicken 43°, pepper sauce 46°, turkey 44°, white rice 49-50°, veggie mix 46°, fish 49°, turkey 46°, in reach in cooler."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cooked rice 49°, in cooler overnight covered, discarded."

"Soil residue in food storage containers. Flour and rice."

"Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty drawer or rack. Forks in cardboard box lid."